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Spud Gunning Made Useful: Pneumatic Antenna Launchers

Whether you’re trying to hang Christmas lights, amateur radio antennas, or anything else you might want to hang from a high vantage point, this specially designed “spud gun” can get the job done.

Designed by amateur radio enthusiasts, the Pneumatic Antenna Launcher is quite a clever design as takes a standard spud gun design and modifies it to shoot tennis balls that are hooked to a high-speed fishing reel. Fire the gun and easily launch a tennis ball hundreds of feet with a strong fishing line attached, perfect for lofting your radio antenna, holiday decorations, or whatever else you’re trying to get up into a tree (and without involving a ladder or breaking your limbs in the process).

Hit up the link below for a detailed build guide and additional information.

CSV19 Pneumatic Antenna Launcher Instructions [Antenna Launchers via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/17/11

Comments (3)

  1. Jay

    you guys should make video for this kind of stuff

  2. esam

    indeed !!

  3. Dan

    dont tell the Taliban about this device

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